Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Mueller probe

Rick Gates left federal court Friday.

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The plea by Rick Gates is a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Paul Manafort.

New allegation lobbed at Manafort over payments to European politicians

Special counsel Rober Mueller accused Paul Manafort of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine.

People rallied outside Florida's state Capitol in Tallahassee in support of stronger gun-control laws on Wednesday.

Ground Game

This is the golden age of political activism

The national conversation is dominated not just by the discussion of politics, but what people can do about it.

President Trump addressed the CPAC in Maryland on Friday.

The most off-script moments from President Trump’s CPAC speech

Trump replayed some of his greatest campaign hits during a freewheeling, sometimes angry speech to conservative activists.

Jared Kushner, center, listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Trump says Kelly will decide Kushner’s security clearance

President Trump says he’ll leave it to his chief of staff to decide whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance.

Representative Joe Kennedy.

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Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

A day after Trump proposed arming some teachers, Kennedy was unequivocal in rejecting the idea.

Local politics

Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

A day after Trump proposed arming some teachers, Kennedy was unequivocal in rejecting the idea.

capital source

Galvin charges Electoral College lawsuit is ‘designed to benefit people like Donald Trump’

The suit was filed by former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld and two other plaintiffs.

Mueller files new fraud charges against Paul Manafort

The special counsel’s new charges accuse Donald Trump’s former campaign manager of hiding income and defrauding banks.

US says troops can stay in Syria without new authorization

The Trump administration has decided that it needs no new legal authority from Congress to indefinitely keep the forces deployed in Syria and Iraq, even in territory that has been cleared of Islamic State fighters.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Frank Phillips


Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller


Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz


Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.